Cities like Alabaster are seeing major growth thanks in part to a low teacher to student ratio, low unemployment rate, and high median income.
The added attention the city is getting is welcomed, but that also means structures like the Siluria water tower are also under greater scrutiny.
"We would love to make it nice looking but the preliminary estimates that we received to paint it were about $150,000.00," said Alabaster Mayor Marty Handlon.
The exterior of the tower is rusty and discolored. Some often refer to it as an eye sore.
"It has a certain amount of charm. We would love to have it on a historical landmark registry. So, hopefully we can do what we can in the future to get it recognized, " said Handlon.